Never Too Old To Learn

To Read the entire post:  Click on the Title Never Too Old To Learn   February 9th (today) is MY personal special day.  No – it is not my birthday (February 11th) or a wedding anniversary (April 10th) but a day that changed my life. On February 9th, 1995 – exactly 22 years ago today – my life got flipped on its ear and gave me a reason to get out of bed in the morning. It has served me well. On that day I had been widowed about 2-1/2 years when the love of my life died of a heart attack (June 26, 1992) in a German campground. My friend Elaine Jamieson had suggested I start writing just to be able to put my jumbled thoughts down on paper. It sounded like a good idea and I had enrolled in a writing class. I continued to travel because I...

It Did Not Start With…..

To read the entire story click on the title: It Did Not Start With….. My writing career did not start with a burning desire to write. It did not start in childhood with little stories and poems that I made up myself that my parents gushed over. It did not start with wanting to show off to the world that I could write more than a few sentences that made sense. My writing career started at 50 and 2 days before my 51st birthday my career took a major turn – that travel story – about wandering solo through Turkey, The Greek Islands and Cyprus – that I worked on for a few days was published, with my name spelled correctly, in an award winning (local) newspaper – The Pelican Press. Following the death of my husband, my writing career started...

Back on the Learning Trail

About a year ago my laptop crashed. Everything was removed and I was able to transfer it into my desktop – both were PC’s with Microsoft XP in them so it was relatively easy. After my laptop crashed I replaced it with a MacBook Pro.  I come from a family of Mac users and they all swear by them so I decided to switch. Since I still had my desktop I really do much with my Mac…..well to make a long story short and boring a few weeks ago my desktop crashed – actually crashed and burned. Nothing could be salvaged. Fortunately every story and article in that computer was either published in a magazine someplace or published in one of my own books. I know I lost a few things but not as much as you would suspect. I left the shell of my computer to be...

E-Books Galore……

Well….all the work is done. My e-books are now available in all the formats and about 20% of each book can be read before purchasing.  Of course you can always go to Amazon, input my name and all my e-books will come up for the Kindle; however, if you have the Kobo or the Sony or an iPad (or iPhone) you can access all the e-books from  http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JoeiCarltonHossack   I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hope this works…….  Joei

Another publishing credit

The November issue – hot off the press – of the RV Times published one of my stories.  You can check it out at www.rvtimes.com        When the cover pops up just click on Blueprint for a Happy Retirement and voila.    Joei